Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
It is highly advised that you maintain the same address on your car registration that is on your driver s license. For more information, contact the Texas Department of Public Safety at 512-424-2600. For your convenience, you can also easily schedule an appointment to make these updates by using our DPS locator.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
To change the address on your car insurance, contact your insurance provider and inform them of your new address. You may be asked to fill out a specific form to make the change effective, or you may be able to complete your request by phone. Make sure to have the following information available:

  • Your full name
  • Your vehicle description
  • Your insurance policy number
  • Your old address
  • Your new address

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
In the state of Texas, you can change the address on your vehicle records either by mail or in person at a DPS office. If you wish to do so via mail, fill out the Change of Address for Texas Vehicle Registration (VTR-146) form.

Mail it to the following address:

TxDMV Vehicle Titles and Registration Division PO Box 26417 Austin, TX 78755-0417

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
The state of Texas only allows commercial drivers to make an address change in person. You will not have the option to make this change online or by mail. Therefore, make sure to bring a filled out Change of Address for Texas Vehicle Registration (VTR-146) form with you to a local DPS office. Upon presenting your Texas driver’s license, a license agent will be ready to assist you with updating your address on file.
How do I change my address on my drivers license?
To change the address on your drivers license, you can opt to do it in one of three ways: online, by mail or in person. Drivers with a new address have 30 days to notify the Texas DPS of this change.

Online

To change online, visit the Texas DPS Online Address Change page.

By Mail

Fill out the Application for Change of Address on Valid Texas Driver License and Identification Card (DL-64) form and mail it to the address on the form. Keep in mind, that the by mail option is for standard drivers licenses only, not CDL licenses.

In Person

Bring in a filled out Application for Change of Address on Valid Texas Driver License and Identification Card (DL-64) form to a local DPS office.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
In order to change your address on your ID card, you can opt to do it in one of three ways: online, by mail or in person. Drivers with a new address have 30 days to notify the Texas DPS of this change.

Online

To change online, visit the Texas DPS Online Address Change page.

By Mail

Fill out the Application for Change of Address on Valid Texas Driver License and Identification Card and mail it to the address on the form.

In Person

Bring in a filled out Application for Change of Address on Valid Texas Driver License and Identification Card to a local DPS office.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
If you need to complete a name change request on your car insurance, contact your auto insurance provider directly to find out about how to update this information on your records and card.

Prior to making your call or in-person visit, make sure to have the following available:

  • Your full name
  • Your vehicle s description
  • Your insurance policy number
  • Your former name
  • Your new name

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How do I change my name on my car registration?
By requesting a name change on your car title, your car registration will automatically be updated as well. In order to make this change to your title, make sure to bring an acceptable document that includes your new name, such as:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Court order

You will also be required to fill out an Application for Texas Title (130-U) form that contains your new name. As proof of identity, make sure to also bring your original car title and your Texas driver s license.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
Texas only allows you to change the name on your drivers license when you apply for a duplicate. However, you must first update your name with the Social Security Administration.

Because the TX DPS requires you to present proof of name change, you will need to make this modification in person. Visit a local drivers license office with documentation that confirms your new name. For example, acceptable documents include the following:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Court order with new name
How do I change my name on my ID card?
Texas only allows you to complete name changing on your identification card when you apply for a duplicate. However, you must first update your name with the Social Security Administration.

Because the TX DPS requires you to present proof of name change, you will need to make this modification in person. Visit a local drivers license office with documentation that confirms your new name. Acceptable documents include the following:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Court order with new name
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
Before applying for name change forms with the Texas DPS, you will first have to notify the Social Security Administration. To do so, simply visit the Social Security Office Locator page to find a location near you. You can also contact them by phone at 1-800-772-1213 (or 1-800-325-0778 for the hard of hearing) to find out what essential documents you need to bring.
How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
In the process to change name on your car title, your car registration information will automatically be updated. The fee to obtain a duplicate car title varies, depending on the county you live in. Find out the exact cost by contacting a driving license office near you. You should also have your proof of name change with you when visiting a DPS office.

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How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
The fee to complete an official name change on your car title and obtain a duplicate copy depends on the county in which you live in. To find out more, get in touch with a nearby DPS office. Also have at hand proof of your name change, so as to avoid any potential issue or problem when updating your records at the DMV. Examples of acceptable documentation for a name change include a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order with your newly established name.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
When “changing my name,” you are required to apply for a duplicate drivers license. You will need to make an in-person visit to a DMV branch in your area with proof of your name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order. The fee for a duplicate drivers license is $11. The Texas DPS office accepts credit cards, money order, check or cash. Keep in mind that fees may vary.
What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
You are not required to submit proof of residency when making an address change in Texas. However, you should bring your Texas driver’s license with you when requesting this change at a local DMV branch. You can also change your address online or via mail if you are deemed eligible to do so. It is important to note, though, that commercial drivers are required to make this change in person. For further clarification, contact the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
For proof of identity, bring your valid TX driver s license, or one of the following:

  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Temporary I-551 stamp in foreign passport
  • Employment Authorization card

While changing the address on your driver’s license, take the opportunity to also update your information on your car registration.

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
If you do not notify the Texas DPS of your address change, then you may face a fine. However, you can avoid a fine by keeping your driver’s license and car title up-to-date. Make sure to bring any required documents with you to a local branch.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
By law, all drivers have 30 days to notify the Texas DMV from setting up a new residence. Take this time to update your address on your driver’s license as well as car registration. To find an office near you to schedule an appointment for your address update, enter your ZIP code into the DPS locator.

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